Our letters are not for your leash

I agree… Our letters are not for your leash!!!! Let us stand together. up, stand out, stand boldly, STAND PROUD!!! Advertisements

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Today my heart is heavy…

Michael Brown Protest

Life has been busy; thus it has been a while since I wrote a blog post.  But today I woke up with the need to share… Today my heart is heavy…  As I watched the reactions of people, those I

Posted in Injustice, Social Justice

Thoughts Transform: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So this morning I read a thought piece about a meme (image for the less trendy) of a plus-sized woman that is circling social media. The article caused me to do some personal reflection; have I been one of those

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Thoughts Transform: setting a caged bird free!

Caged Bird Poem excerpt

Are you a caged bird without a cage? The other day I read a blog post that got me to thinking… transformative thinking.  It featured a sensational discussion of differing perspectives regarding an image on Instagram, a social media site. 

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Today’s Thanks: appreciating a Teacher’s tough love!

Praise the bridge that carried you over

I have long since learned that most people like, dare I say love, to be appreciated.  Sometimes a simple “thank you” will suffice while other times a bigger gesture is needed.  Today I put the fingers to the keys to

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Thoughts Transform: Let Your Faith Shine

Let your faith shine through!

Today, in the spirit of #ThoughtfulThursday, I bring you the first of many posts on thoughts that may transform your outlook or enjoyment of life. Last week Maya Angelou, one of my all time favorite activists and poets, was called

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation, Thoughts

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Word’s Matter…

Words

I have not posted for what feels like ages as my life has been non-stop chaos.  However, today there is a message in my spirit that I must share.  I receive daily inspirational words from a friend.  Today’s message on

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation

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Rest in power @repcummings. Today we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, a true mentor for so many Black Millennials and a staunch advocate for equity and racial justice. Our hearts go out to his family and congressional district. #BMCSpotlight #BMCMovement
Today was a hectic day, but one of the highlights was being surprised by one of my Grads with a special treat for #NationalBossDay; that I honestly didn’t even know about. Our team has expanded and i’m so very grateful that’s it’s filled with phenomenal people. #nationalbossday
So proud of my soror, @ladyangela124, the Democratic Candidate for Binghamton City Council 3rd District. She is truly phenomenal. Check out her campaign at @friendsofangelariley.
“I’ll always fight for these stories. I’m invested in portraying the full human experience, especially for people that look like me.” — Ruben Santiago-Hudson. It was such an honor meeting and learning from the accomplished Ruben Santiago-Hudson this week as a part of our “Not for Nothing Other: African American Portrayals 1930s to today” exhibit and series of events. It has been a true pleasure collaborating with the team on this exhibit and experiences. The talent, the stories, the full reflection of African Americans as full and whole human beings is something you truly have to experience. Don’t miss this exhibit running in the Binghamton University Art Musuem now until Dec 2019. #MyBlackisBeautiful #Creativist #BlackArt #BlackLivesMatter
Forever in our hearts, my 62. Saying goodbye to our LS was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done, but we did it in true ROTD form. Helping to carry the load and spending time with my Sorors and Chi’s family helped us to feel just a little closer to Chi. Thank you to all of our #LovelyLambdaPsi and #DST1913 Sorors, UF Alumni, friends and family that helped us celebrate the life of Chi this past weekend. Chi will live on through us and the Tanya Chiaka Aslanda Oparah Educational Fund, which has raised over $7000. Our deepest love and appreciation!
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - @theoutrageonline. #TheSquad definitely leads with immense passion for our community and collective progress! #CBCFALC19 with my @BMCMovement Team was definitely a wonderful experience. Meeting these phenomenal women leaders in the movement was one of my favorite moments. Three members of The Squad met, only @repocasiocortez left. #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #WomenLead #BlackWomenLead
Please join the Simons and Oparah Family and various members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as we honor the life of our beloved Tanya Chiaka Aslanda Oparah on September 20-21, 2019. In lieu of flowers, we are encouraging lines, individual sorors and friends and family to make a “Still I Rise” donation of $62 to the Tanya Chiaka Oparah Educational Fund by Friday, September 20 to present to the family at the homegoing celebration. Visit bit.ly/ChiakaFund for more information.
Packed house at our #BMCatCBC Black Millennial Town Hall. Black Millennials have 2020 Vision and we demand #EquityNow. #CBCFALC19 #BMCMovement #ForThePeople #MyBlackisBeautiful
I have no words, my heart is broken. LS, we shared a name and so many other connections. You were our collective encourager, motivator and champion. Rest well Tanya Chiaka Oparah. I will love you always! #RIP #ROTD66 #LovelyLambdaPsi #DST1913 #FLoREDa #UFAlumni
Reflections. “Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.” — Audrey Hepburn. #QOTD
Today is the day Binghamton! Join @BingPlot and a host of us for the #WhenTheySeeUs Community Action at Broome County Jail. #CriminalJusticeReform #ItsTime
Join BMC Movement at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBC)! Visit blackmillennialconvention.com (🔗 in our bio) for details and tickets! #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #CBCFALC19
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